After to devoting much of her life to teaching, Irene Was re-discovered her passion for painting. At the age of 80 years old Irene received her BFA degree in painting from Kent State University. Now, at 97, Irene continues to create art daily, though she has never sold one of her works.  Inspired by the sheer desire to create, Irene's paintings are a true extension of her being; full of bright colors, complex patterns, and floral arrangements. 

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